10th Anniversary

A decade of progress

10 years ago, we launched Bridgemans with an approach that put clients first, overdelivered on our promises, and prioritized safety, security and sustainability. As we grew, we evolved. We worked in partnership with First Nations, local suppliers and nearby communities and we built long-term relationships. We added new Marine Services and Marine Construction divisions and formed a dedicated fleet of support vessels.

As we look back on our success over the years, we are grateful for our clients that placed their trust, and worked alongside us. Together, we have built a business and a global community worth celebrating.

Our Story

Bridgemans construction

Bridgemans Services Group forms

Canadian entrepreneurs form Bridgemans Services Group, based in Vancouver, Canada, to offer full-service floating workforce accommodations vessels – “Floatels” – that feature premium hotel and food services.

Timeline 2014 Ribbon cutting

Haisla Nation partnership

Bridgemans enters agreement with the Council of the Haisla First Nation and partnership with Haisla Business Operations to offer floatel accommodations in the Kitimat region.

Festival going under bridge

Workforce floatel in Kitimat, Canada

Bridgemans provides Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, construction and project management, with accommodations for 650 workers at the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelter modernization project in Kitimat, Canada.

Europa at Gorgon dock

Floatel for Australian LNG project

Bridgemans provides Chevron with accommodations for up to 1400 workers at the massive Gorgon LNG Plant off the coast of Western Australia. MV Silja Europa housed workers from August 2014 to December 2015.

Bluefort in the water

Bridgemans enters the renewable energy market

Bridgemans enters the renewable energy market and gains experience with ship-to-ship transfers while supporting wind farm construction in Europe.

Timeline 2017 MV Cabo Star launches

MV Cabo Star launches ferry service

Bridgemans MV Cabo Star begins and still maintains regularly scheduled cargo ferry service between Trinidad and Tobago.

Timeline 2018 new marine service

New Marine Services division

Bridgemans launches Marine Services division, adding a small vessel fleet including multipurpose workboat tugs, personnel transfer vessels, environmental survey vessels, and floatel support vessels.

People on dock shaking hands

Haisla Nation joint venture

Bridgemans’ Marine Service division enters a joint venture agreement with the Haisla First Nation to provide marine transportation and support services in the Douglas Channel and Kitimat region of British Columbia.

Boats dredging

Bridgemans expands Marine Services division

Bridgemans’ Marine Services division and JV partner Haisla Nation, through Bridgemans Kitamaat Joint Venture, signs contract to support dredging and expands Marine Services division in Canada.

Mountain view

A Squamish Nation Endorsed Business

Bridgemans is approved by Nch’kay Development Corporation for inclusion on the Squamish Nation Business Registry. Inclusion on the registry means that Bridgemans is eligible for endorsement by the Squamish Nation through Nch’kay on a project-by-project basis.

Timeline 2020 world safety

World Safety Award recognition

As part of its ongoing commitment to safety and operational improvement, Bridgemans receives the 2020 World Safety Organization’s Concerned Company/Corporation Award for works completed at Bridgemans Marine Transport.

Clean Oceans with an ocean background.

Bridgemans launches Clean Oceans program

Clean Oceans is Bridgemans’ comprehensive program that recognizes their commitment to help preserve the marine environment and establishes a standard of excellence in doing so.

Phillipine's office with people standing

Bridgemans opens office in the Philippines

Bridgemans strengthens their service capabilities and creates a cohesive service network in Southeast Asia by opening an office in the Philippines.

Timeline Saga with platforms

Bridgemans Floatel houses 1,200 workers in the Philippines

Bridgemans deploys a 1,200-person floatel and marine support services to a major contract in Manila Bay, Philippines.

RoRo storage facility overhead

Bridgemans opens RoRo, laydown, storage facility

Bridgemans’ 10-person office opens at its roll on/roll off (RoRo) facility in Kitimat/Skeena, BC. It is the region’s only private RoRo facility, offering barge and vessel handling, short or long-term laydown, and CCTV-controlled access.

Desk in an office

Head office moves to Vancouver

Bridgemans relocates its corporate head office to West Broadway at Yukon Street in Vancouver, BC.

Dock with multiple boats

LNG tug berth completed

Bridgemans’ Marine Construction division and JV partner Haisla Nation complete a multimillion-dollar EPC contract for LNG Canada tug berths, floating breakwater, concrete docks and more in Kitimat, BC.

MV Isabelle X under Lion's Gate bridge

Bridgemans wins Woodfibre LNG contract and adds floatel MV Isabelle X to Canada Registry

Woodfibre LNG chose Bridgemans Floatel MV Isabelle X due to Bridgemans commitment to sustainability and ability to deliver turnkey, safe and secure live-work offshore accommodation for more than 600 workers at site.

MV Diamond XI in open water

Bridgemans adds floatel MV Diamond XI

Bridgemans adds floatel MV Diamond XI to their fleet.